Golden Circle Bus Tour with Kerid Crater Tickets
Visit one of the most stunning natural wonders in Iceland, the scenic crater lake of Kerid before you tour the rest of the Golden Circle, catching sights of natural wonders including the Gullfoss Waterfall, the Geysir Hot Springs and ending your tour with a visit to the incredible Thingvellir National Park!
- Visit the Kerið Volcanic Crater, a remnant of the ancient natural geological forces on Earth, now a stunning crater lake with turquoise blue waters surrounded by red lava rock.
- Revel in the magnificent surroundings of the region, as you go on a bus tour of the Golden Circle.
- Witness several popular locations like the Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir Geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park with a local guide helping you understand the cultural and historical significance of each region.
The tour will begin with a visit to the Kerið volcanic crater. The surrounding regions are teeming with several crater lakes, of which Kerið is a favorite among visitors. The Kerið volcanic crater is believed to have been a volcano that emptied the reserves of magma and collapsed on itself. The confluence of the red lava rock at the lakebed and the blue-green water presents a breathtaking scene.
Next up is a visit to the Gullfoss Waterfall, which translates to Golden Waterfall. The unique geology of the region causes a shimmering effect as the water plunges into the canyon, which is how the famed waterfall obtained its name.
You will then get to visit the geothermal region of Haukadalur. It is also known as Geysir Geothermal area, named after one of the oldest recorded geysers in history. Believed to have been active for an astounding 10,000 years, it is one of the oldest geysers ever mentioned in print. As a result, it was the first such phenomenon people across the globe had heard of, and the word ‘geyser’ is actually derived from Geysir. You will catch sight of the massive eruption of an active geyser, Strokkur, every few minutes.
Finally, you will visit the renowned Thingvellir National Park. The crystal clear waters separating the Eurasian and American tectonic plates are a sight to behold and makes for the perfect spot for divers to explore the underwater beauty. The coalescence of a multitude of shades of blue, green and brown makes for one of the most stunning sights that you have ever witnessed.
After covering nearly 300 kilometers in 8 hours of travel, your bus tour of the Golden Circle will conclude and you will be taken back to Reykjavik.
- Entrance fees to the Kerið volcanic crater
- Hotel Transfers from your hotel in Reykjavik
- Professional guide
Know Before You Go
The tour is available from Monday to Sunday at 8 AM and lasts about 8 hours.
We recommend that you dress in warm, waterproof clothes, like a waterproof jacket, pants, gloves, and headgear. We also recommend that you wear sturdy, outdoor shoes.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
I thought the kerio crater was really cool, but personally would recommend the Secret lagoon tour
Apparently the kerio volcanic crater emptied the reserves of magma and collapsed on itself (a little tid bit I pickd up from our very talented tour guide)
So many diverse sites to be seen: glacial rivers, lava fields, numerous mountains that have formed by volcanic activity…the list goes on, but the beauty is palpable! The glassy crystal water proves this
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your Grand Golden Circle ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the time of pickup from your hotel.
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
Tour starts and ends at the vicinity of your hotel, Reykjavik